Maria Smith, right, has dinner with her husband Tim and daughter Siena, 3, in their home on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 in Hayward, Calif.  Maria Smith lives in Hayward and teaches at Bollinger Canyon Elementary School in San Ramon.  (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
ARIC CRABB Maria Smith, right, has dinner with her husband Tim and daughter Siena, 3, in their home on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 in Hayward, Calif. Maria Smith lives in Hayward and teaches at Bollinger Canyon Elementary School in San Ramon. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)

Teachers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area are struggling to find stable, affordable housing near their jobs, reports Joyce Tsai of the Bay Area News Group.

Several school districts have given their teachers raises, but that hasn't been enough to make up for the region's sky-high housing costs.

Officials say the state is already grappling with a teacher shortage because of those who left the profession during the recession and a decline in those seeking teaching careers, write Tsai.

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